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The Team

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Tommy Walters- @tommypwalters

director/Lead Producer/creative/editor

Tommy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Muhlenberg College. As an active actor and performer, Tommy brings a unique understanding to Zipline projects as he has always worked in front of and behind the camera. After college, Tommy got hired as an editor and eventually an on-set director at Reproductions in New York City. 

 

He leads zipline in content ideation and planning, as well as working with talent on-set to bring out their best performance, be it narrative, creative, or non-fiction. He has since gone on to produce for Fortune 500 companies such as Macy's and T-Mobile.

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Matt Cerisano- @Mattcerisano

DP/Technical Director/PHotographer/Editor

Matt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where his films both "Last Night" and "Recurrence" won Campus Moviefest two years in a row, along with being a Ridgewood Film Festival Finalist. While in college he also filmed countless music videos and shot photos for Vans Skateboarding.

After graduating, Matt immediately moved to New York City to work in the video department at Reproductions and to launch Zipline. He has shot for musical acts such as H.E.R. as well as collaborated with the dancers of American Ballet Theater.

MIKE CERISANO- @mjcerisano

head of development and Production/Editor 

Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. After graduating, Mike worked as a stagehand for Production Resource Group. Thereafter his work at Reproductions as Lead Cinematographer allowed him to film, produce, and edit projects of varying subject and scope. He has since gone on to work on TV shows such as Billions and Wu-Tang Clan as Lead Video Playback.

 

This year his pilot, "After Life", is screening at festivals across the country. He has also shot many other projects, including the short film, "RAW PIECES", which recently screened at the Big Apple Film Festival and the web series "Insomnia".

Claire Buffie, Creative Director, Dance Lab New York

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"Zipline has done a fantastic job of learning our style, mission, and voice. We've worked with Matt shooting and editing one video and post-production for three additional videos and certainly plan to continue!"